Author: Portmann, G.J.
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MOPPR075 Status of the APEX Beam Diagnostic and First Measurements 963
  • D. Filippetto, M.J. Chin, C.W. Cork, S. De Santis, L.R. Doolittle, W.E. Norum, C. F. Papadopoulos, G.J. Portmann, D.G. Quintas, F. Sannibale, R.P. Wells, M.S. Zolotorev
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  The APEX project aims to the construction of a high brightness high repetition rate photo-injector at LBNL. In its first phase a 750 keV electron bunch is produced at a maximum repetition rate of 1 MHz, with an adjustable charge per bunch spanning the pC-to-nC region. A load lock system is foreseen to test different cathodes without the need of breaking the vacuum and the downstream diagnostic is used to characterize the photo-emitted beam brightness. In the initial phase the main effort is directed toward the measurement of photocurrent, dark current, thermal emittance and electron beam kinetic energy. In a successive phase, diagnostic for full 6D phase space characterization of space charge dominated beams will be added to the beamline. We report and discuss the present diagnostic beamline layout, first beam measurements and future upgrades.  
WEPPP075 Hyper-V Virtualization at ALS High Level Accelerator Control 2885
  • C.M. Ikami, T.N. Kellogg, C. Lam, H. Nishimura, G.J. Portmann
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231
In an effort to virtualize a windows-based computing infrastructure utilized by the ALS high-level controls system, Microsoft 2008 R2 servers were employed for support of the control room console stations. The Windows 2008 R2 server roles were used to create Hyper-V consoles, streamline console deployment, maintain security updates and other support services behind a secure network filter. In the current phase, the aim is to adopt a cluster-based configuration to provide efficient use of server resources and failover capabilities to multiple virtual machines. The current work will discuss the methods and findings from this study.
WEEPPB004 Status of the APEX Project at LBNL 2173
  • F. Sannibale, B.J. Bailey, K.M. Baptiste, J.M. Byrd, C.W. Cork, J.N. Corlett, S. De Santis, L.R. Doolittle, J.A. Doyle, P. Emma, J. Feng, D. Filippetto, G. Huang, H. Huang, T.D. Kramasz, S. Kwiatkowski, W.E. Norum, H.A. Padmore, C. F. Papadopoulos, G.C. Pappas, G.J. Portmann, J. Qiang, D.G. Quintas, J.W. Staples, T. Vecchione, M. Venturini, M. Vinco, W. Wan, R.P. Wells, M.S. Zolotorev, F.A. Zucca
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • M. J. Messerly, M.A. Prantil
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  • C.M. Pogue
    NPS, Monterey, California, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by the Director of the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy under Contract no. DEAC02-05CH11231.
The Advanced Photo-injector Experiment (APEX) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is focused on the development of a high-brightness high-repetition rate (MHz-class) electron injector for X-ray FEL applications. The injector is based on a new concept gun, utilizing a normal conducting 186 MHz RF cavity operating in cw mode in conjunction with high quantum efficiency photocathodes capable of delivering the required repetition rates with available laser technology. The APEX activities are staged in 3 main phases. In Phases 0 and I, the gun will be tested at its nominal energy of 750 keV and several different photocathodes are tested at full repetition rate. In Phase II, a pulsed linac will be added for accelerating the beam at several tens of MeV to reduce space charge effects and measure the high-brightness performance of the gun when integrated in an injector scheme. At Phase II energies, the radiation shielding configuration of APEX limits the repetition rate to a maximum of several Hz. Phase 0 is under commissioning, Phase I under installation, and initial activities for Phase II are underway. This paper presents an update on the status of these activities.